Truck accidents are often horrific scenes of twisted metal and unrecognizable vehicles. The injuries sustained to the occupants of those vehicles can be equally devastating and life-altering. If you were injured in a truck accident in Florida, our experienced Stuart truck accident lawyers can determine if you have a case to pursue compensation for your injuries.
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration conducted a study from 2001 to 2003 in order to determine the causes of truck accidents in the United States. In 2007 they released a report on the findings entitled “The Large Truck Causation Study.” The study examined 967 crashes involving 1,127 large trucks that resulted in 352 fatalities and many other injuries. Analysis of the results found some consistent problems that persist to this day.
Some of the most common causes of truck accidents related to someone’s negligence are:
In order to operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), drivers must earn and maintain a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) from the State of Florida. The certification process teaches truck drivers the safe practices of driving these large trucks (weighing up to 80,000 lbs), including:
Regardless of this training, accreditation and legally-enforced guidelines, negligent and careless driving accounts for the majority of all truck-related accidents.
Although a truck driver can be the person responsible for the accident, there are in fact several other potentially liable parties, such as:
After a truck accident in which you were injured, the claim process can be complex and overwhelming, partly because of the number of potentially at-fault parties. These claims are further complicated by the swiftness with which the trucking company’s insurance carrier will act to protect the trucking company. The insurance company may try to get you to accept a settlement quickly, or they may work aggressively to put the blame on you.
Our tractor-trailer accident attorneys in Stuart have decades of experience handling these types of cases, and they do not back down to powerful insurance companies. We put all of our skills and resources to work in building a strong case for you to get the compensation you need and deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a tractor-trailer accident in or around South Florida, or if a loved one was killed in one of the types of wrecks, call a Stuart truck accident lawyer to learn about your legal options.
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